Community Vibes and Stunning Scenery- the Many Reasons Why We Love Merewether

Did you hear that our humble Merewether Beach recently beat out all other beaches in Australia to be crowned “Best City Beach”.

We weren’t surprised by the news because it’s not just the gorgeous coastline that makes Merewether so special, it’s the friendly people, the local businesses supporting each other and the proximity to all that Newcastle has to offer. Watch the video below to see why Novocastrians love Merewether so much.



If the video didn’t convince you that it’s a great spot to live or visit, we have compiled a list of our favourite Merewether gems so that you can get out and explore this amazing suburb! Read on to find out the best that Merewether has to offer.

Best Place for Coffee with a View- Blue Door Kiosk

Getting up early is made easy when you can duck down to Blue Door Kiosk for your caffeine and sunrise fix. Not only does Blue Door have one of the best vistas in Newcastle, the staff are always friendly and are never without a smile on their face (even at 5:30am).

Local’s tip: try the Coco Whip!

Best Place for Your Early Morning Workout- Merewether Stairs

Some call them the “Stairs of Death” but the Merewether stairs are a favourite spot for locals to get their daily dose of exercise. Whether you are running, walking or lunging the stairs, you will be sure to feel the burn! If you’re brave enough, you’ll find them located just above the Merewether Baths.

Local’s tip: keep your eyes peeled because you might see a Knights player running the stairs, see if you can keep up!

Best Place for a Dip- Merewether Baths

If you aren’t a fan of waves but still love being in the water, the Merewether Baths are perfect for you. Whether you want to swim laps or take the kids for an after-school swim, the baths are always sparkling.

Local’s tip: the Merewether Baths are drained and cleaned weekly so ensure you aren’t disappointed by checking the cleaning schedule here.

Originally built in 1926, the Merewether Baths are the largest seawater baths of their kind in the state. 

 Best Hidden Gem- Salt and Stone

If you love coastal style, you must pay a visit to local interior store Salt & Stone.

Located on Mitchell St, Salt & Stone encapsulates the coastal, laid-back vibes that are synonymous with Merewether.

The shop is a beautiful world full of global treasures sourced from far and wide. Selling a vast range of homewares, soft furnishings and lifestyle items, it is easy to spend an hour in the store just browsing and getting inspiration.

Local’s tip: stop for a chat with owner Meg Bear. She is lovely and eager to share her design knowledge.

We could spend all day browsing the beautiful homewares on display at Salt & Stone.

Best Place to Grab your Fruit and Veg- Hunter Organic Foods

With an abundant array of organic fresh produce, Hunter Organic Foods are your one-stop shop for all your fruit and veggie needs. They aim to not just provide food that is good for you but that has been produced sustainably and where the producers receive a fair price for their skills and expertise. We love supporting local so we thank Hunter Organic Foods for always stocking the best!

Local’s tip: After you visit, pop into adjoining Organic Seed Café for Tiff’s delicious almond and lemon cake with passionfruit glaze.

Fresh, organic produce at its finest at Hunter Organic Foods. Pic by Hunter Organic Foods.

Best Place for a Post Surf Pizza- Best Coast Pizza

When you get out of the water after a Friday arvo surf and you don’t feel like cooking, Best Coast Pizza is the place for you! After only one year in business, Best Coast have carved out a stellar reputation around Merewether and Newcastle. Baking their own handcrafted crusts, Best Coast serves up mouth-watering, thin crust pizza every night of the week.

Local’s tip: order your Best Coast Pizza online then pick it up and head to King Edward Park for a picnic.

Friday night goals. Pic by __hellokate.

Thanks for Reading

We hope this guide has been helpful and that you have the chance to experience the Best of Merewether! If you are thinking of moving to the area, we currently have some gorgeous listings available, you can view them here.

Please get in touch if you have any questions, we are always happy to help.

Kind regards,

The Robinson Team

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